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Under the hood is the star of the show, the Chevrolet Performance LS376/525 LS3 nestled perfectly between the Miata’s shock towers and looking right at home. Once the key is turned, the aggressive sound makes it known that the stock turbo four cylinder is no longer present.
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Project Thunderbolt LS3 Miata (Part 12): It’s Done!

Project Thunderbolt lives. Over a span of nine months, Tom Tharp of Tom’s Turbo Garage built an LS3 V8-powered Mazdaspeed Miata. Think of it as a modern interpretation of great […]

Watch Auto Revolution Build a Chevy C10 LIVE June 26 and 27
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Watch Auto Revolution Build a Chevy C10 LIVE June 26 and 27

Our friends at Auto Revolution are hosting live video streaming of the C10 build on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. The challenge: to assemble the entire truck from […]

All four wheels on the ground for the first time in nine months!
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Project Thunderbolt LS3 Miata (Part 11): The Last Installs, First Start and Drive

In this episode, you’ll see the most thrilling, yet nerve wracking moments a car guy will ever experience—the first start and drive of a newly built car. But we had […]

Here’s an in-progress shot of the radiator and heater hoses being routed and cut to fit.  Once we determined the final position, we clamped and mounted them for good.
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Project Thunderbolt LS3 Miata Part 10: More Suspension, More Wiring, More Everything

In this action-packed update, we finished up the bulk of our electrical work by finding a home for all of the wires that run into the cabin. Included in this bird’s […]

Desert Bronco (Part 2): Marc Sorger Finishes His Off-Road Race Bronco
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Desert Bronco (Part 2): Marc Sorger Finishes His Off-Road Race Bronco

In the first segment of Desert Bronco, we introduced Marc Sorger and the 1984 Bronco he was cutting up, er, modifying for desert and short-course racing in his home state […]

Next it was time to run our -6 AN fuel lines, which we secured with Summit Racing cushion clamps.
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Project Thunderbolt LS3 Miata (Part 9): Suspension, Driveline & Wiring

We’ve turned the hustle knob up to 11 to get Project Thunderbolt on the road before the next ice age.  First on this episode’s task list are the suspension’s rear […]

Mopar 499 Street Hero (Part Four): The Dyno Results and an EFI Surprise
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Mopar 499 Street Hero (Part Four): The Dyno Results and an EFI Surprise

Editor’s Note: Mike Mavrigian has been building and writing about engines almost as long as there has been internal combustion. Mike’s shop, Birchwood Automotive, specializes in street performance and racing […]

So many connector plugs! I did my best to label everything before I took it all part, which was a big help.
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Project Thunderbolt LS Miata, Part 8: Reassembly Begins!

Up to this point you’ve seen me tear down, tear apart, strip, cut, beat, weld, and paint my Miata to prepare the car for its new Chevrolet Performance LS3/T56 Magnum […]

A 552-Cubic-Inch Ford V12? It’s True—Get the Story and See the Dyno Results Here!
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A 552-Cubic-Inch Ford V12? It’s True—Get the Story and See the Dyno Results Here!

The goal was simple: Create the 1960s-era LeMans race engine that Ford never built. That’s what Jan Baker did with two Ford 302 blocks and three Ford Cleveland cylinder heads—and swears it […]

Project X-BOX Update: Infographic and Interview with Lead Fabricator Nathan Durst
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Project X-BOX Update: Infographic and Interview with Lead Fabricator Nathan Durst

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on Denny Terzich’s Project X-BOX 1955 Chevy. Apparently, it’s because Terzich and his team have been so hard at work getting the […]